Daily Israel Report

PA Anti-Israel Incitement Ignores American Demands

The Palestinian Authority ignores US demands to halt anti-Israel incitement. Kids on a PA TV program passed a quiz: Jaffa is PA’s biggest port.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 9/3/2009, 8:47 AM / Last Update: 9/3/2009, 9:15 AM

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The Palestinian Authority continues to ignore American demands that it halt anti-Israel propaganda and incitement, and instead it continues to teach children that all of Israel belongs to Arabs. Palestinian Media Watch translated a PA television children’s program aired this past Saturday and Sunday, in which children “passed quizzes by answering questions, such as "what is the PA’s largest port?"

The Obama administration has repeatedly stated that the PA must halt incitement against Israel as it seeks to create a new Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, including eastern Jerusalem. The U.S.,as well as the European Union stresses the principle of "two states for two peoples," but the PA educational system teaches a new generation of Arabs that all of Israel belongs to the PA.

In the latest of dozens of documented violations of the American and Israeli demands, which are part of the U.S. Roadmap plan for a PA state, the television host asked the children, "Where is Palestine's most important port, in Haifa, Jaffa or Acre?"

The child answers "Jaffa" and receives a round of applause for the “correct” answer.

In another quiz, the host asks, “There's a Palestinian city whose walls are very high and strong, where Napoleon, whom we all know, stopped his battle, because he was unable [to breach] the solid walls. “Which city is it, Jaffa, Acre [Akko] or Tiberias?"

More applause breaks out when the child answers "Acre.”

In the PA school system, textbooks still teach that "Palestine has a long coast facing the Mediterranean Sea and a short coast on the Gulf of Aqaba. The Tiberias Lake [Sea of Galilee is] in Palestine."

Previously reported children’s television program included quizzes for children who answered that Tiberias is the "Palestinian city” named after the Roman ruler and that Nazareth is the “Palestinian city [that] is called the flower of the Galilee.”

Dozens of U.S. Congressmen learned about the incitement, which has been documented for years, during a visit to Israel last month, and said they would press the Obama administration to insist that the PA stops the practice.